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JBL Control® 25AV

5-1/4" 2-way weather-resistant surface mount speakers (Black)

Item #: 855CTL25AV

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JBL Control 25AV

Bocce in the beer garden, with music provided by the JBL Control 25

Extend your sound system's range

JBL's rugged Control 25AV speakers deliver high-fidelity sound for professional applications like outdoor restaurant seating, patio bars, and more. They're designed to work with high-powered pro audio systems, and they're tough enough to stand up to the elements. These passive speakers are built to JBL's exacting specifications, with a 5-1/4" woofer and 3/4" titanium tweeter that hold up to daily use in any weather. The InvisiBall® mounting system allows you to make a permanent installation that remains flexible, allowing 37 degrees of movement in the vertical plane and 40 degrees of horizontal rotation. The cabinet and grille can be painted to match any decor.

Built to last

Each woofer is coated with polypropylene, and uses JBL's rubberized WeatherEdge™ surround for extra protection, so you can add music to a restaurant's dining patio or set up a complete sound system for a water park. Each polycarbonate tweeter diaphragm is reinforced with a thin film of titanium for added rigidity and endurance against sun, salt and moisture. The speaker grilles are plated with zinc to resist rusting.

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Product Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" polypropylene-coated woofer
  • 3/4" titanium-coated horn loaded tweeter
  • handles up to 200 watts continuous program power
  • frequency response: 70-23,000 Hz (-10dB)
  • on-wall design with weather-resistant enclosure and transducers
  • transformer allows use on 70-volt or 100-volt distributed speaker lines
  • 8-ohm bypass for use with conventional receivers and amplifiers
  • built-in InvisiBall® mounting system allows vertical and horizontal rotation of speakers
  • cabinet and grille can be painted to match your decor
  • internal fuse prevents accidental overload damage to speakers
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • 7-7/16"W x 9-5/16"H x 6-5/16"D
  • weight: 9 lbs. (each)
  • warranty: 5 years parts and labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

JBL Control® 25AV Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

JBL Control® 25AV

Written by: Bret from California on August 8, 2015

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Great Speaker build quality, Great Price, Sounds good for the size. I would highly recommend.

Pros: Build quality Sound Quality Price

Cons: Manual is not that great.

JBL Control® 25AV

Written by: Ryan from Wyoming on April 19, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers. Easy to install and sound great.



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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 2 Commerical indoor/outdoor speakers
  • 2 Mounting brackets
  • 2 Terminal covers
  • 8 Screws
  • Hex key
  • Specification Sheet
  • Terminal Cover Installation Instructions
  • Mounting Bracket Installation Instrucitons

Product Research


Control Contractor Series Surface Mount Speaker: The JBL Control 25AV is a compact indoor/outdoor speaker providing premium performance in background, foreground, and music systems. The Control 25AV is weather resistance so its perfect for indoor and outdoor applications. Its speaker design ensures excellent sound character, providing pleasant, enveloping sound throughout the listening area.

Note: All JBL Control Contractor loudspeakers (both ceiling speakers and surface-mount models) are designed with a similar sonic signature, allowing for mixing and matching of the various models within an application, providing a similar tonal character throughout the entire listening area.

Two-Way Speaker Design: The Control 25AV speaker employs a 0.75" titanium coated horn-loaded tweeter and a 5.25" polypropylene coated woofer for high fidelity sound performance. The woofer features JBL's WeatherEdge, a seamless, butyl rubber extension of the woofer surround, to protect critical transducer elements.  The polycarbonate tweeter diaphragm is reinforced with a thin film of titanium for added rigidity and endurance.

Even Coverage Area: The Control 25AV provides an even 100° x 100° coverage area to ensure excellent sound quality throughout the listening area.

70/100V or 8-Ohm: The top-quality transformer, with reduced saturation, allows use on either 70-volt or 100-volt distributed speaker lines, with similar performance fidelity. In the bypass position, the 8-ohm impedance allows for use with conventional amplifiers.

  • 70V Taps: 60W, 30W, 15W, 7.5W
  • 100V Taps: 60W, 30W, 15W

Weather Resistance & Paintable Enclosure: Weather resistance is maximized by the Control 25AV speaker's high-impact polystyrene cabinet and stainless steel grille. The cabinet and grille also accepts a variety of paints to match any décor.

Note: The Control 25AV exceeds Mil Spec 810 for humidity, salt spray, temperature & UV. IEC 529 IP-X4 splash-proof rating.

Speaker Terminals: The Control 25AV indoor/outdoor speaker utilizes screw-down speaker terminals. These nickel/zinc rust-resistant terminals ensure a secure input connection. A terminal cover is provided to further protect the speaker connections.

Mounting Options: The unique, global patent pending "InvisiBall" mounting method is simple to install, aims easily, and provides a high degree of theft deterrence.

SonicGuard Protection: JBL's exclusive SonicGuard overload protection is virtually inaudible to the listener, ensuring reliability while providing full fidelity sound.

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